Sony's New eReader Is Light, Pleasant, and Massively Late to the Game

Sony's got a new ereader. It's actually quite nice. It's just not as nice as all the other ereaders that are either out or about to be out. And sadly, it's more expensive than its direct competitors, too. Poor Sony.

The PRS-T2 (real catchy, guys) is a 6-inch e-ink reader with a touchscreen. It's also got the pretty much standard two month battery life and 2GB of storage. But its $130 price is higher than the $100 Nook Simple Touch, which is frankly better, and just $10 cheaper than the Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight, which is front-lit. And of course Kindles are cheap as hell, and are likely to be refreshed some time soon and be either better or cheaper or both.


The big feature Sony's pushing is the ability to yank clips from books you buy through Sony's store (naturally) and stick them on Facebook or Evernote. Which uhh, points for effort? Oh, and if you buy the matte black one you can get a code for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone from Pottermore. Which is something, I guess.

It's too bad. The PRS-T2 is a perfectly nice, usable reader. It's just about a year too late to really have a chance. [Sony]

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